Belarus Government Announced Plans on Expanding Cooperation with Azerbaijan in the Field of Motor-Car and Tractor Construction
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr. I. Khalilova / Sergey Sidorskiy, the Prime-Minister of Belarus, who are paying his official visit to Baku, has said at the end of the negotiations that The Governments of Belarus and Azerbaijan have confirmed their intensions to bringing the volumes of production of lorries and tractors at the Ganja Motor-Car Works at about 1.000 each machinery units per year, Trend reports. Their assembling in Azerbaijan was organized on the basis of the contract concluded with "BelAvtoMAZ" and "MTZ" ("Minsk Tractor Plant") in November, 2006.
According to Mr. Sidorskiy, it will be preliminarily some 390 "MTZ" marked tractors. Then, their number will be brought up to 600 ones. By 2008, their number is expected to be brought up to 1.000 units. We have already delivered component parts to assemble 60 tractors to the country. The same number is expected to be delivered to Azerbaijan soon," said Valentin Gurinovitch, the Belarus Industry Minister. In addition to it, they have delivered three set of component parts for assembling ten-ton and twelve-ton "MAZ" marked lorries. According to the Byelorusian Minister, at assembling the lorries and tractors in Azerbaijan in the future, up to 50% of component parts for the Bylorusian machinery are expected to be provided by the local production. Touching the plans on assembling buses at the Ganja Motor-Car Works, Mr. Gurinovitch said that the Ganja Enterprise would first begin assembling 28-seat ones.
The realization of the mentioned programme, implemented on the Byelorussian own funds will lead to the opening at least 4.000 jobs in the country. "This is the key event to happen to the both countries," concluded the Belarus Prime-Minister.